Thoughts on masturbation

I have always struggled with believing masturbation is ok and I don’t know if it is because of post nut clarity or religious views but it has been hard and I need help clarifying plz

I grew up mormon and it was such a HUGE and terrible no-no to masturbate, let alone (gasp) do anything remotely sexual with someone of the opposite sex. Once I started to look at things from an outside point of view, all the weird mormon restrictions went away - but I’m still plagued with problems when it comes to everything about sex, because it was so deeply ingrained.

Short answer, I feel you, but it is totally normal, natural and healthy to masturbate. Unless you require like human sacrifice as part of your jacking routine, it’s nothing to be ashamed about and just don’t do it in public or where you can catch a charge! Wish I could have told George Michael that, before he… ya know…


Hahaha :joy: that made my day thank you. This is the first time I asked this question myself and it was awkward typing this out in the first place but I am grateful for your input on this subject thank you so much and I will do with this information as I will :saluting_face: thanks again

Hahaha glad I could “give you a hand” here (insert huge wink and “THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID”)! But for real, I feel like an awkward, ignorant child still about so much of natural human sexuality- forced celibacy is ALWAYS a great idea, right? Right?!?!

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:rofl::rofl::rofl: this got me cracking up I do feel the same way Insert crying emoji and yeah you are right :sob:

Hey, just joining in to say I’m completely with you. I grew up in a church environment and believed masturbation was inherently wrong (evil even) and that it had to stop completely. I’m not sure anyone ever specifically said that, but it was clear all things sexusl weren’t ok and I did have anyone to talk to about it. It makes me think of the “Shame Wizard” from Big Mouth (Netflix animation) - he gets created in our minds by this stuff and then we join in with chastising ourselves about liking masturbating, wanting sex, and all the rest of it. It’s taken me years to unpick all that. My wife isn’t religious and never has been - hearing from someone who hadn’t had these experiences can really help get a different perspective, and help with starting to accept yourself and your desires. And can be fun!

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Thank you for taking your time to add into this and yes it is hard and I have always felt like I am doing something wrong or that I am the one who is the problem because I always question myself after and think I am the problem and sometimes I think that I wish I never had this to begin with but I just try to do better but I always repeat and beat myself up for it so yes it really is a struggle thank you again